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Asia Business Law Journal - March/April 2020

Volume 4, Issue 5

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In this issue

For better or worse: The legal limits of comparative ads

By Tusha Malhotra and Pankhuri Malik, Anand and Anand
Millions are spent every year by companies on comparative advertising, and many times these advertisements are taken down due to claims of disparagement.

Cybersecurity

Data protection and cybersecurity are evolving areas of regulation in Asia. Here, experts shed light on emerging jurisprudence in the region’s top jurisdictions
top 100 lawyers

The A-List 2020: Indonesia

Asia Business Law Journal reveals the top 100 lawyers practising in Indonesia

cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies

Governments across the region are being forced to clear the regulatory air on virtual currencies as they can no longer afford to ignore their popularity

covid

Counterpunch!

With COVID-19 raging across the region, governments are trying to avoid knockout blows for their territories as they counter with life or death policy moves and decisions affecting business survival

woman lawyers

Power & parity

Senior women lawyers across Asia share personal stories of successes and struggles for a more inclusive legal profession

Levelling the field

The career growth of a female lawyer is often challenged by difficult work-life balance choices, leadership bias, a lack of opportunity for dialogue and debate, and stagnant workplace cultures

IP

A contemporary IP regime

A lot of changes are underway to strengthen the intellectual property (IP) system in India. This article captures a snapshot of several initiatives made in this direction

in-house counsel

KICA launches English homepage

The Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) has launched an English-language website designed to meet the interests of foreign institutions, law firms and Korea’s foreign in-house community

covid

Lines are drawn

Fighting enemies new and old

First in line

A detailed analysis of Taiwan’s intellectual property regime: Trademark protection is obtained through registration and Taiwan follows the first-to-file system

home

Home & safe?

With COVID-19 forcing companies to implement work-from-home policies, Jim Fitzsimmons helps us understand the cybersecurity risks posed by a remote workforce

contracts

Pandemics, police power and private contracts

By Samantha Beatrice P King, ACCRALAW

Under the Bayanihan Act, the president is empowered to order private establishments to direct their operations towards COVID-19 efforts.

ACL

ACC develops COVID-19 resource hub

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has developed a range of resources to assist the global in-house community in guiding their organizations through the crisis